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what is a normal babies body temp?/

my little girl felt a little warm and she has been REALLY fussy all day and didn't eat much of her last bottle I took her temp and itis 99.2 under arm is that normal?

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randilinn

Asked by randilinn at 4:55 PM on Sep. 14, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I think 98.6 is normal.
    mommy11260

    Answer by mommy11260 at 4:57 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Health baby at birth is between 97 and 100.4 degrees
    Sexiimamiof2

    Answer by Sexiimamiof2 at 4:57 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • she is 7 weeks old
    randilinn

    Comment by randilinn (original poster) at 5:01 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Its generally about a degree lower under the arm so she is running a bit of temp
    karamille

    Answer by karamille at 5:02 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Ok. Just saw she is 7wks old. undress her a bit since being overdressed can make an underarm temp too high. Give her a bit to cool off then take her temp rectally. I know its no fun for either of you but its the most accurate way. If she is running a temp rectally call your doc. Generally I aways say wait a temp out for a couple of days, but in a baby under 2 months old, that rule doesn't apply. Call for any temp when they are that young
    karamille

    Answer by karamille at 5:04 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • I don't have a thermometer for rectal
    randilinn

    Comment by randilinn (original poster) at 5:09 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • thats a bit high but nothing to be worried about but it could be the reason shes fussy. Is she drooling? Some babies run a fever when they are teething
    sparklebug86

    Answer by sparklebug86 at 6:05 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

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